Modern Classics: Top Five Holiday Gifts For Anyone On Your List

I don't know about you but I am finally ready for the holiday season. Well can never be too prepared. I like to have extra gifts on hand for last minute parties, events and surprise gifting moments, we've all had those. When you show up and your aunt is there but you didn't know she would be because your mom forgot to tell you. THAT is the reason why I have a seasonal gifting closet (more like a box in the back of my closet).

I just caught a screening of the Chris Rock movie: TOP FIVE, its hysterical, real, poignant, ridiculous and magical (it kinda has nothing to do with the holidays). I would see it again just to see Gabrielle Union's nails...epic, at least 3 monster nail looks! I would be focused on the nails?!

Loved the movie so much I'm co-hosting a twitter party with my best tweeps Tuesday December 9th and yes, there will be prizes. All details will be at the bottom of this post. 

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I thought about a top 5 list of my own. I wanted to put together my favorite items under $20 to give in time for the holiday season.


Not just any soap. Try the artisanal hand-crafted made in New York line: Come Clean, $12. This limited edition holiday collection is reminiscent of a wintery day, sitting by the fireplace and listening to a Spotify holiday playlist (full of Mariah). These soap bars are so perfect for the holidays for stocking stuffers, guest bathrooms and keeping everyone clean and happy. For more visit:


What's better than the gift of classical music! Pick up the new album Bach: Transcriptions and Variations by Gregory Harrington, $12.99 for CD and $7.99 for download, and enjoy solo violin of some of Bachs most iconic works available at:

Harrington Bach Album

Healing Hands

Winter pampering is at your fingertips. The Body Shop offers a this Seasonal Hand Cream Trio, $16 is a sweet set of mini hand creams comes in a trio of special-edition scents. They will leave hands feeling softer and smoother as well as smelling fabulously festive! Also this season The Body Shop is teaming up with War Child, the global charity for children affected by war, to grant children the wish of education. For every specially selected gift you buy, The Body Shop will make a contribution to fund a class for a child. The goal is to provide more than 6 million lessons in war-torn areas! For more information on the partnership with War Child visit our:

Green Monday is another chance to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Receive 50% off sitewide, free shipping, and a $20 value free gift with a $50 purchase. But even better, receive $10 off Small & Medium Box Gifts, 2 FOR $15 Gift Cubes & Tubes, and 25% OFF all other Seasonal Gifts!


The Holiday Collection from Davids Tea is a guaranteed hit in a festive red box. It has Santa’s Secret, a deliciously minty black tea sprinkled with mini candy canes. Plus Sleigh Ride, an apple-and-spice herbal blend that’s begging for a splash of brandy. Finally, there’s Eggnog, a creamy rooibos with mini meringues, white chocolate and nutmeg. Best of all, it comes with a pack of 10 filters and a Perfect Spoon – so they can start sipping right away. For more options visit

Yummy Treats

Support a great organization like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! Shop for all of your family and friends on St. Jude’s gift shop where all proceeds go to research. Check out this Smores Brownie Mix Kit, $12.


It's ready to give, packed in a box and ribbon tied wooden spoon. Incredible Brownie Mix made with semi-sweet chocolate chunks and mini marshmallows to melt on top, yum! 100 percent of the profits, after all related expenses, benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. which make it  so that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

Now that you've got your shopping almost done join me for a twitter party.
#TopFiveMovie Twitter Party

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
9:00-10:00pm EST


Get in on the fun and be sure to follow for prizes and giveaways during the chat!